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LilyPichu’s room makeover stream nearly ends in disaster

Published: 4/Mar/2020 19:03 Updated: 4/Mar/2020 19:13

by Scott Robertson

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One half of the cute new OfflineTV couple nearly met an unfortunate end while setting up some new furniture, causing the streaming collective’s founder William ‘Scarra‘ Li to nearly keel over with laughter.

The newest member of OfflineTV, Michael Reeves, was nearly permanently taken offline by some furniture construction during a March 2 Lily ‘LilyPichu‘ Ki stream.

During the broadcast, titled “redoing my room”, the couple were in the process of taking down the bunk bed structure that typically hangs over Lily’s streaming PC.

HAchubby and LilyPichu on Twitch stream
Twitch: LilyPichu
Lily with popular streamer HAchubby under the now-removed streaming structure.

After removing most of the furniture and the PC, they turned their attention to the structure itself, and were in the midst of removing the upper bunk support, when Reeves thankfully stepped out of the way just seconds before it came crashing down.

Reeves had just taken out the central support beam and moved out of the way before the heavy wooden support frame hit the floor. That wasn’t the only thing to hit the floor, as the group’s founder and former LCS veteran Scarra doubled over laughing at the near-disaster.

Lily also couldn’t help but laugh, but also said: “I’m really glad you [Michael] weren’t under that.” Reeves embraced his partner with a hug before sarcastically remarking, “Well at least it’s down now.” He then gave the stream a smile and a big thumbs up before continuing to take down the bed frame.

Less than twenty minutes later, the duo had the bunk bed frame completely removed, and within two hours after, the room redecoration project was complete, with no further incidents or near injuries.

Twitch: LilyPichu
LilyPichu’s dog Temmie getting adjusted to the new room layout.

Michael Reeves, a popular YouTuber known for his wild tech creations such as a chair that ejects you when you sit on it and a bot that auto-buys things from Amazon suggested on Twitter, joined the OfflineTV group back in December 2019.

This addition came just after the end of a highly publicized breakup between LilyPichu and musical Twitch streamer Albert ‘Sleightlymusical’ Chang. Chang has been off social media since November, when he admitted to being unfaithful to Lily.

YouTube: Michael Reeves
Reeves has accrued over 3.5m subscribers on YouTube, and joined OfflineTV in December 2019.

In recent weeks, Reeves and LilyPichu have spent more time together on stream and in various YouTube videos, and have begun dating.

Thankfully, their relationship was not ended by Michael’s untimely demise at the hands of falling bed frames.

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Shroud claims Twitch streamers should “unite” to overturn DMCA rules

Published: 25/Oct/2020 3:59 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 4:44

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has claimed streamers should have taken a “united front” on the new DMCA rules to try and force Twitch to overturn them, and “could have won” if they did, after thousands of streamers deleted their old VODs to avoid being taken down, some dating back nearly a decade.

Twitch has ramped up its efforts in cracking down on streamers using licensed music. Streamers around the world have been rattled and rocked after receiving DMCA takedown notifications, with a massive wave sweeping across the platform on October 20.

It happened because most streamers play music in their streams, which means it’s also included in their library of video clips and VODs.

It’s a controversial issue that has happened in the past, but the latest ‘DMCA Bloodbath’ has been the biggest one yet. Hundreds of partnered streamers have been forced to take down and delete years worth of content, and it’s sparked a lot of outrage from streamers and viewers alike.

Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek mulled over the issue in his latest stream, and he came to the conclusion that streamers didn’t play their cards right. He believes they should have taken a “united front” on the issue and “hurt themselves” by not doing it sooner.

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Shroud believes Twitch streamers needed to be on a “united front” to tackle the DMCA crackdown.

The first point shroud made was that, even if streamers obtained a license to skirt around the DMCA issues and play music on their stream, it wouldn’t solve the issue. 

“If I was to get a license to play music on my stream, Twitch would not know,” he said. “Therefore, their Twitch music… algorithm that mutes VODs would still mute my VOD even though… I legally can do it.”

“So even getting a license right now doesn’t matter,” he added. “Because… you’re still going to get cucked.”

Shroud went on to describe the whole situation as “strange” because playing in silence for a moment.  Then, he had another flurry of thoughts, which brought him to his final point that streamers should have been more united.

“If we as streamers took a united front and we didn’t just make rational f**king decisions and just start deleting sh*t, we actually could have won,” he said. “But now we hurt ourselves, so that sucks, but it is what it is. We folded. We’re a bunch of bi*ches.”

Shroud is referring to the fact that practically every streamer has been outraged by the decision. However, they ultimately succumbed to Twitch’s demands and deleted their VODS to avoid potential issues.

Many people will believe his frustration is warranted. However, at the same time, nobody can really blame other streamers for adhering to Twitch’s demands. After all, their livelihood depends on it.

The key takeaway, however, is that streamers could take shroud’s opinion on board in the future. If anything, partnered streamers are all pillars in the community. It couldn’t hurt for them to unite on matters when they really have to.

At the end of the day, workers in the ‘real world’ have associations, bodies, and unions to support them. So why should it be any different for streamers?